Dr. Putnam loves teaching her biologically-based classes, and she is also interested in music and sports as they are related to psychology. In addition, she works with several students in her laboratory doing research on neuro-endocrine function in individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as athletes and other populations. Dr. Putnam is a member of the Institute for Autism Research and is the advisor for Psychology Club. She is also the founder and director of the WNY Sibshop at Canisius University, a program designed to serve the siblings of children with special needs.
In 2018, Dr. Putnam was recognized for her contributions with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achivement Award!